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World-Renowned Scientists to Study Plant Resilience in New MSU Research Institute

The founding members of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute.

Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land…

Latest Research

Exploring the Potential Behind Plants’ Defenses

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Brad Day is working to create tools and technologies that will feed the world’s growing population by unlocking the secrets of plants to learn…

woman measuring height of small child

Finding Ways to End Fatty Acid Deficiency in Developing Countries

Thursday, July 28, 2016

An expert on human nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU), Jenifer Fenton knows the harsh consequences of malnutrition. Some of her ongoing work is in Africa, a continent…

Technology to ‘Read’ Faces, Fingerprints, Voices

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Anil Jain and his team are using biometrics to create a world that’s smarter, safer, and more secure. They’re developing and refining technology that…

Staying Ahead of Evolving Pathogens

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Shannon Manning and her team are working to protect people with new vaccines and treatments by investigating how pathogens that cause infectious diseases evolve…

Engineering Bacteria to Create Biofuels, Green Energy

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Cheryl Kerfeld and her team are working to make it possible to power the world in a healthy, sustainable way by applying engineering approaches…

Studying Men’s Health in Flint, Mich.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michigan State University researcher Woody Neighbors is working to change the way black men in America approach health problems. Shifting his research focus from data descriptions to solutions,…